Smashing the Glass Ceiling in Cleats

By: Danielle Adams Four World Cup titles[1], four Olympic gold medals[2], eight CONCACAF championships[3], two SheBelieves Cup…

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Split Circuits Make More Trouble for the Disabled Community During COVID-19

By: Carly Malamud The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 intending to…

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The 1965 Immigration Act and the Gaslighting of East Asians

By: Mary Marston A. Introduction From the mid-20th Century through the present, Eastern Asians have been used…

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Free the Vote: Felony Disenfranchisement in 2020

By: Inka Boehm Over fifty years have passed since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights…

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The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning Post-Pandemic

By: Sadie Janes             In the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education, Chief Justice Warren wrote…

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Assessing the Constitutionality of USDA’s GMO Labeling Standard Under the First Amendment

By: MacKenzie Battle Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced into the U.S. food system less than three…

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Willfulness: Holding Trademark Companies Accountable

By: Rachel Reid On March 22, 2019, the Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in the…

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Maryland Governor’s Involvement in the Parole Process Prevents Juvenile Lifers from Parole Approval

By Sandy Arce Do juveniles sentenced to life in prison have a realistic opportunity for parole consideration…

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How The First Amendment is Failing to Protect Minors from Conversion Therapy

By: Khatia Mikadze I. Yes, Conversion Therapy is Still Happening! You might have heard from a friend,…

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Naturalization ceremonies, the rare court event where everyone can walk out a winner, are a time-worn tradition of our system older than most of the courthouses where they may occur. This past spring, as part of an internship with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (DOJ Civil Rights), I had the opportunity to play a small role assisting two ceremonies and I would like to take this chance now, with social distancing all but quashing normal gatherings, to reflect on this incredibly public feature of an immigrant’s journey.

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